The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s classic book – his only novel – follows the fortunes of a young man of leisure in fin-de-siecle London after he makes a deal with the devil: that he shall always stay young, while his portrait grows old in his place. Artist Gareth Jones re-imagines the story as a costume drama set in 1970s Paris, in a large-format edition that returns the book to its origins in a magazine. This is the first in a series of books, called Four Corners Familiars, that feature artists’ responses to classic novels and short stories.

Text: Wilde Oscar. cm 30×36; pp. 128; paperback. Publisher: Four Corners Books, London, 2007.

ISBN: 9780954502546 | 095450254X
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Oscar Wilde’s classic book – his only novel – follows the fortunes of a young man of leisure in fin-de-siecle London after he makes a deal with the devil: that he shall always stay young, while his portrait grows old in his place. Artist Gareth Jones re-imagines the story as a costume drama set in 1970s Paris, in a large-format edition that returns the book to its origins in a magazine. This is the first in a series of books, called Four Corners Familiars, that feature artists’ responses to classic novels and short stories.

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